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Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare : An Ecologist's Perspective - Paul A. Colinvaux

Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare

An Ecologist's Perspective

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Published: 15th May 2018
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First published in 1979, Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare has established itself as a seminal work in ecology. Now with a new foreword by ecologist and writer Cristina Eisenberg, this penetrating study of ecosystems and animal populations is more relevant than ever. What accounts for the many different species of insect? Why does the robin population stay relatively steady year after year, despite the fact that their nests contain several chicks at once? Paul Colinvaux traces the ecologist's quest to answer these questions and more in this accessibly written book. He brings to the subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encourage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it.

"A rare achievement. . . . Colinvaux makes us marvel with him at the stability of nature and the incredible fit of every part of it."--New York Times Book Review
"A mind-tingling survey . . . of the many factors involved in the interrelationships of all living things.... An incisive and stirring book, and a model of scientific explanation."--New Yorker

ISBN: 9780691178080
ISBN-10: 0691178089
Series: Princeton Science Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th May 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.25